Whoo! Hoo! I'm no longer MIA! I'm back with a new bloggy makeover and I can't wait to get caught up with my bloggin' peeps! I pray that everyone is doing well in the blogosphere and all of you special mom's had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!
Well, my several weeks away turned into three - My family trip was brief but awesome (will be posting photo's in a few days!). Since then I've been up to my eyeballs in helping with my Sweet Mama's care at the nursing facility in addition to my own "stuff of life"(can anyone relate)! Somedays there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day before I pass out on the couch! OMgoodness! I actually fell asleep during most of 24 last Monday night and I'm tellin' ya, unless I'm in the back tundra of a remote jungle or treking with a sherpa in Siberia with no cable, satellite, Iphone or TEVO, I almost never miss 24!!! Now that I think about it - I think I'll have a Red Bull with tonight's dinner!....It's Monday and I'm already feelin' the need to get jacked up for Jack......I'm out the door to Seven-Eleven now!! LOL!!
(Imagine that! I ran into Britney Spears incognito buying up all the Red Bull.......Bummer! Uh, Britney - I'm just not feelin' the pink wig thing and the "back off sister the Red Bull is mine" body language is kinda scaring me!!.....I'm just saying!!! JK! LOL!).
Movin' on......some of you might remember my "Sick as a Dawg!"post last month about my sister and I getting a major dose of food poisoning and barfing our heads off (with all other related symptoms also) in a hotel in Flagstaff. You might also recall my observation that my pink and green blog reminded me waaay toooo much of Pepto Bismol pink and Gatorade green (of which I had copious amounts last month)! Soooo I decided to get my "geek" on (didn't know I had any!) in my spare time (didn't know I had any of that either!) and try a face lift (not on me - my blog, LOL! ). I was amazed that someone as "geeky challenged" as me could do it! With the help of on line tutorials, picnik, and the new google Template Designer....waaa laaaa! I did it!! Who'd a thought this Dixie chick cowgirl had a tad of "geek" in her, ya'll!! LOL!! It was kinda like decorating (and I love to decorate).....Try out diff colors and backgrounds and accessories and bling, look at it for a few days, take it down, tweak it, redo it until it comes together! Who'd a thunk I'd find CSS, SEO's, CTU (24 LOL!), HTML's, Feeds and links the least bit interesting!!....Still don't really, but so enjoyed my bloggy face-lift makeover challenge!! Oh, help yourself to my new blog button if you'd like and I'd love your feedback!! And be watching for a giveaway!!! I'll be posting that soon!!
Add a little fresh oil to your site!
Grab the code!!
Seriously, the fresh new look is kinda like a breath of fresh air for me....a new season of fresh colors, fresh look, fresh inspiration.....Fresh Oil!! That seems to be the theme of what the Lord is speaking to me lately - fresh and new seasons of the manifestations of the Holy Spirit!! Hallelujah!!! I'm staying really close to Him - I don't want to miss a thing!! How 'bout you??
BTW, thanks so much for your continued prayers for my Sweet Mama. Her leg wound is healing and her PT is going pretty well, but she has some confusion and short term memory loss from the stroke. Once her leg heals (thank you JESUS!) we'll be revisiting options for her next level of care facility. For now, until the leg wound heals she's hooked up to an amazing contraption called a wound vac and must be in a facility that has specialized wound vac care. I'm tellin' ya, a wound vac sounds gross (and it is!) but it is a God send to those with terrible and life threatening wounds that otherwise probably wouldn't heal. It does exactly what it's name implies - it continually 24/7 vacuums out the wound encouraging healing from the inside out. I've learned more that I ever wanted to know about wound care, infection, etc (YUCK, YUCK, YUCK!) but so thankful that mama is getting such good care. Once again, I SO APPRECIATE YOUR PRAYERS for Mama and for me as well. My sis had to return to NC so daily visits to the Nursing facility without a break have already become very physically and emotionally heavy. I'm just taking it a day (sometime a moment) at a time in His Strength - He is Faithful!!!
I've really missed my bloggin' peeps and thanks so much for those who began following Fresh Oil while I was MIA! I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs and meeting you too!! Can't wait to hear what's been happening in everyone's bloggy corner of the world....Whoo! Hoo! Cowabunga ya'll....I've gotta whole lot of blog surfing to do!!!
Love, Hugs and Sweet Blessings!